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  • Chief Schall Named Head of DEMA The officers and members of the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company are honored to hear that Chief A.J. Schall has been named the head of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA).  Effective August 24, 2015, Chief Schall will replace Jamie Turner as he retires after 13 years.  We wish Chief Schall luck as he takes on his new role with the state.Newark Post
    Posted Jul 27, 2015, 8:57 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • HAZMAT Response On 6/30/2015 at 1646 hours, Aetna was dispatched to the unit block of Fairway Road in the Hunters Crossing Apartments for an odor inside with a sick person.  Arriving responders found the building occupied and promptly evacuated the building as well as the attached exposure building.  The New Castle County HAZMAT/DECON team was requested to respond as well as the University of Delaware HAZMAT Team and NCCEMS.  One civilian was transported to CER for evaluation and 3 firefighters were treated on scene.  The incident is under investigation by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).  The operation lasted approx. 2.5 hours and 9-8B (Asst. Chief Fleming) had Newark Command.  Thank you to the ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2015, 4:40 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Pet Oxygen Masks Donated Aetna was recently presented with 6 animal oxygen mask kits for use on their ambulances.At a ceremony held at Fire Station 7, employees of a Newark based web company,, gave the fire department the animal oxygen kits.  Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co. Captain Jeff Sands accepted the donation from Channin Ciancio, who works in's finance department.  Ciancio spearheaded a fund drive effort in her company to purchase the oxygen kits for the fire department.The presentation to the fire department was made on June 26, which was National Take Your Dog to Work Day.  Several Aetna firefighters attended the ceremony with their dogs. Several times a year Aetna is faced with pets in distress ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2015, 8:39 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Working Residential Fire At 1514 hours on 6/25/2015, Aetna along with mutual aid units were dispatched to 401 Elderfield Road in the Todd Estates development of Newark for a working residential fire.  Deputy Chief 10 (Duncan) arrived on scene reporting smoke showing from the 2nd floor.  Crews from Aetna and the Christiana Fire Company arrived simultaneously and deployed 2 hand lines to control the fire.  2 patients were transported to CER with smoke inhalation and unfortunately one dog succumbed to the fire.  Deputy 10 had Newark Command and the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is handling the investigation.Companies Responded: Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company, Christiana Fire Company, Minquas Fire Company, Five Points Fire Company, NCCEMS, DSFMO.Photos: the ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 4:39 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Strong Storm System Tuesday evening June 23rd a strong storm system moved through the region.  Between 1730-2200 Aetna responded to 19 fire related incidents and 7 EMS runs, including one working fire.  Thank you to the members of Elsmere Fire Company that assisted during this time.  Please use caution throughout the region today as cleanup continues, stay away from any downed power lines and never run gas generators inside of a structure. 
    Posted Jun 24, 2015, 9:20 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
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2015 Statistics

Jan178  724
 May  196 704
June 189

MonthWorking AlarmsEntrapments

Total  12 9

Annual Statistics